July 30, 2013 Subject:
Interesting early genealogy, not always accurate
I used this book (belonging to my Hamrick grandmother) back when I started my research. The first three generations are very incorrect; the author's old relatives (Old Aunt "Sookie" Hamrick) made up some information or perhaps misremembered is kinder. And most Hamrick researchers have given up on George Hamrick being the progenitor of all Hamricks in America... it appears that honor is more likely to belong to one Patrick Hamrick, whose name you won't find in this book.
I had forgotten that my first g-grandfather's photo is on page 12.
March 29, 2012 Subject:
The next family genealogist
I hope it is possible to get this in print. This has been one of the most exciting finds of a lifetime for my family. I agree with the reviewer who stated it is difficult to follow considering that lack of dates. For me, it will be much easier because I have dates for most of those listed in my direct line. I cannot express enough how wonderful it is to have found this. Thank you SC Jones, God rest your soul.
December 31, 2008 Subject:
Interesting but not very helpful
The strenght of this book as I see it is the stories that give color and interest and especially respect to the subjects of the writing. However, it was impossible for me to identify the generations other than wecond, fifth, etc. without dates attached and I couldn't figure out if people were included only once or multiple times. If one had a lifetime to study it out, perhaps they could descern who was who but I wasn't able to do that.
It was obvious that the author put a great deal of time and effort into his history, but I found it too hard to follow.